Friday, February 27, 2015

Update Your Lamps With New Lampshades

Happy Friday everyone!  Earlier this week I wrote about decorating your home with lamps and I wanted to share some of the pretty lampshades I found online.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dashing Thru' The Snow

Well, I know everyone is sick of snow and cold weather this year, so I won't belabor the point.  ;)  We received our biggest snowfall of the season here in North Carolina last night, and I realize it's small potatoes compared to what people farther north have gotten this winter.  It's our second snow this week.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Decorating With Lamps

Raise your hand if you normally use the overhead lighting in your home and don't bother with lighting lamps.  Anyone?  I'm definitely not raising my hand.  :)  I love lamplight.  It's one of the first things I want to set up when moving into a home, because once I have lamps to turn on in the evening or on a cloudy day, I really feel like I'm home.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Brookgreen Gardens, Part Five

Since so many people in the U.S. and Canada are suffering from brutal winter weather, I felt like sharing some images that would, hopefully, warm our spirits until spring arrives.  I'm about to exhaust my stash of Brookgreen Gardens pictures; these might be some of the last ones that I haven't yet posted.  Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina comprises over 9,000 acres of themed gardens, including a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve.  It's built on four former rice plantations and takes its name from the former Brookgreen Plantation.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Easy Cherry Cobbler

If you read my post from yesterday, you saw that we were having chili for dinner last night.  I was extra hungry, and it tasted good to me.  However, the plans changed a little bit late in the afternoon.  I had planned to have cornbread with our chili, since that's what we usually do.  But I talked to Mr. Forest Manor on the phone before he left work, and we both decided we wanted fruit cobbler for dessert.  I felt that would be too much with cornbread, so we just had tortilla chips with our chili in order to save room for dessert.  Priorities, priorities.  ;)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Comfort Food For a Cold Night

I'm making a double batch of chili in the crock pot today.  I love to smell it cooking throughout the day.  :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Old Man Winter

One of my husband's favorite sayings is, "Where's that darn global warming when you need it?"  ;)  Well...he's definitely said that a time or two this week.  Today, we had snow (again) for about an hour -- not long.  It was brief, but pretty; it looked like a snow globe outside our window.

However, the thing I find interesting is the temperature.  It's 7:50 p.m. as I write this, and it's 26° here in the Piedmont region of North Carolina.  Our low tonight is predicted to be 6°.  In addition, we're predicted to have a wind chill factor of -5° to -10° in the Piedmont Triad and Foothills.  The prediction is a wind chill factor of -20° to -30° in our mountains.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Kapp's Mill and Mosaic Monday

Today, I'm sharing some photos we took last fall in Dobson, North Carolina, about an hour's drive from where we live.  We happened upon this spot some months ago on an outing with some other people, and we couldn't stop for a closer look that day.  When fall rolled around, we decided to go back for a visit and take some pictures.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Duncan The Destroyer

Hi friends!  I'm so glad the weekend is here!  I hope you've had a good week; it's been very cold here for the past few days, but it's supposed to be much nicer tomorrow.

Earlier today, I came through the den on the way to the kitchen and I noticed that Duncan seemed to be wearing a new blue collar...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Ikea Goodies

Hello everyone.  How has your week been so far?  I hope the sun is shining where you are.  It's sunny here with blue skies, but it is cold.  Thankfully, we don't have the wind like yesterday, because the temperature is actually colder today.

Do you remember I mentioned way back in January about out little trip to the Ikea store in Charlotte, N.C.?  That was a fun, albeit rushed, trip and I hope to go back before too long.  There's something there that I need to get for my mom and maybe our son.

I wanted to show you my stash from the shopping trip.  :)  I was really amazed at their prices, so I did some impulse buying that day.  I think they were all good deals though, so I don't feel too badly about it.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy Groundhog Day

Hi folks!  Happy February and Happy Groundhog Day to you.  :)  It's the second day of a new month, and I confess I'm glad to see us moving toward a season with more hours of daylight. 

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